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World's Fair Medal (reverse)

1964 Anthony de Francisci Born: Palermo, Italy 1887 Died: New York, New York 1964 plaster plaque 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Anthony de Francisci 1966.51.8 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 46A, Drawer 12


Luce Center Label

Anthony de Francisci designed this plaster relief for a medal commemorating the New York World’s Fair and the 300th anniversary of the founding of New York City. The anniversary marked the date in 1664 when British forces seized control of New Amsterdam from the Dutch and renamed the settlement after the Duke of York. The plaque depicts the seal of the City of New York, which includes figures of a Manhattan Indian and a Dutch sailor.

Keywords

Allegory - place - New York

Animal - bird - eagle

Emblem - seal

Ethnic - Indian

Figure group - male

History - United States - Colonization

sculpture - relief

plaster

About Anthony de Francisci

Born: Palermo, Italy 1887 Died: New York, New York 1964

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